The Kaufman ISD Board of Trustees has approved a compensation package for teachers and other professionals that includes raises of $3,900 to $4,000 depending upon experience.
This represents an average increase of 7 percent for teachers and is the direct result of additional state funding for Texas schools mandated by House Bill 3. Paraprofessional staff and administrators will receive percentage increases of 5 percent or less according to their salary level and length of calendar.
The amount of state funding under HB 3 varies greatly from district to district. Each school district was required to examine their individual finances and determine how best to meet the salary increases mandated by the Legislature.
“The Kaufman ISD Board of Trustees has demonstrated a historical commitment to maintaining a competitive teacher salary scale and the district is grateful to be able to continue that tradition through the 2019-20 school year,” KISD Superintendent Lori Blaylock said. “Our teachers are highly committed professionals in an extremely important career field. They deserve honor, respect, and additional compensation.”
Keith Bell, a member of the Texas Legislature School Finance Committee, was instrumental in the passage of this bill.
“I worked extremely hard for our kids, educators and school districts in the 86th Legislative Session,” Bell said. “It’s great to see local control coupled with the fruits of our labor benefitting the children and taxpayers.”